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Stressed from Packing!!!! UGHHHHH

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#1 **~Jenn~**

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    Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

    So we leave for Dreams Next Saturday June 20th.
    We have a $hitload of stuff that we are taking with us.
    All the OOT bag items, Bridal party gifts, Rafia Fans, Maracca place settings....& etc....
    We decided to start packing tonight, because we wanted to weigh the bags to be sure they weren't over 50 pounds and we wanted to make sure we weren't stressing last minute about where all our stuff is going to go....

    WELL 6 bags later...(4 checked in bags and 2 carry ons) we still need one more piece of luggage!!!
    The problem is, if we check in another bag it;s going to be an xtra $100...Umm..Yea right...So my Best friend is lending us a smaller suitcase that she has extra & we have asked my mom & stepdad to take this bag, since they are the only people arriving the same day as us.

    Out of the 6 bags we have, only ONE bag has BOTH of our clothes in it. We literally had to Roll every single item that we were taking so it would fit. We are staying week, so that's alot of clothes! Thankfully, I am taking lots of dresses, so it worked out, but I feel like I had to nix some things that I may want while I am down there..And I feel like I am forgetting everything

    We weren't able to pack any of Joe's shorts, our underwear, none of our shoes and I am about to go make all of my BM's Shirts (Iron on letters) and my Ring boy & Flower girl shirt too, so they will need to be packed. Not to mention a couple miscellaneous things.

    After all that is said & done and we figure out that we'll get the extra bag from my BF and my mom will take it, I start to relax and I'm just happy that we settled it....I look over to my End table and I see the Velvet box that holds our engraved Toasting Flutes my sister got us for my Bridal shower. WTF...They HAVE to be a carry on item as I don't trust checking that in.

    I guess now since I am allowed to take one carry on bag(Which is JAM packed) and a purse, I will have to go & buy a nice size purse so that will fit.
    I really went over board with the amount of things I bought. Although, I don't regret any of it. I wanted it all and if it gets there in one piece with no trouble, then I will forget this day..LOL

    But I really didn't think it would be this stressfull to pack and I know I had a lot of stuff, but I honestly thought I would start to pack and be pleasantly surprised & we would maybe even have extra luggage left. HA! Out of 9 pieces of luggage(two sets)..we have a small tolietry bag & a slight bigger bag left.

    I can't wait to be in Mexico!!! Agghhhhhhh

    Thanks for listening to me Vent :)
    Married @ Dreams Cancun 06/24/09
    My Wedding Reviewhttp://bestdestinati....24-09-a-45066/Pics By Juan Navarrohttp://www.facebook.....9&l=32db696cd3

    #2 Geralyn

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      Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:10 PM

      I feel for you...I am totally dreading packing...I have boxes of stuff in my living room and I have no idea how we're going to get everything down there!!

      #3 Jamaica0619

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        Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:36 PM

        I can definitely feel your pain. We leave this week...and we have four large checked bags. One is going to be overweight on the way down...oh well...nothing I can do. It is better to be overweight and pay $50 then to use another bag and pay $100. And, now I need to figure out how we are going to carry everything that needs to come on the plane in our carry on bags.
        Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camas

        #4 itsfinallyhere

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          Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:40 PM

          OMG you girls are scaring me!!! I think I need to buy another suit case set!!!! Better keep my eye out for deals!!! I thought I would be able to impose on family to carry excess but now I am not so sure. I would get stressed thinking about anything I may have to leave behind! I would probably choose the wrong thing to leave!

          #5 Mother of Bride

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            Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:46 PM

            How's this for an idea....my hubby suggested we take an old suitcase from the attic ( gosh only knows why we never threw it away before ? ) and fill it with the wedding paraphanalia we are taking for my daughter ( insulated mugs, table favors, silk flowers, sand ceremony vases, colored sand, etc) and pay the extra $25 to get it down to Jamaica ( we are flying AA ) & then just leave the old suitcase at the resort & have them give it away or dispose of it...then we don't have to pay for the return cost. I also found out its cheaper for us to take a total of 3 large suitcases than to pay the extra price if the weight goes over 50 pounds on 2 suitcases (which is $50)
            Guess we are lucky that we aren't taking as much along as some of you are talking about...we are trying to make things a little more simple & less stressful. Good Luck to all of you brides packing soon & Best Wishes & Safe Travels to all !!
            Mother of Bride.....KAY.......we will be IN JAMAICA in a week--can't wait !

            #6 **~Jenn~**

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              Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:27 AM

              It's nice to know I am not alone!! LOL
              I think I am more stressed at the thought of when we get to Cancun.
              How the HELL are we suppose to get all 6 of our bags, plus my Wedding dress, Laptop bag and my "purse" AKA another carry on bag..From the airport to our car waiting for us outside the airport.
              I guess we'll have to get one of those carts, but I've never been to the Cancun airport, so this is going to be really interesting.

              My Biggest fear is forgetting something important. So as long as we have all of the important stuff..I will be happy :)
              Married @ Dreams Cancun 06/24/09
              My Wedding Reviewhttp://bestdestinati....24-09-a-45066/Pics By Juan Navarrohttp://www.facebook.....9&l=32db696cd3

              #7 sunset78

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                Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:30 AM

                I can only imagine what packing will be like. It's not going to be fun.

                #8 FutureBotter

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                  Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:50 PM

                  Yikes ... guess I better start arranging all this "STUFF!!!!!" Thanks for the insight and giving us the heads up! A packing I will go, a packing I will go ...
                  Christy and Jason
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                  #9 zethers

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                    Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:18 PM

                    We actually started scouting yard sales a few weekends before we left, for the bigger size suitcases, so we could pack the wedding stuff. We were pretty lucky and found 3 for $5-$15 each. Once we were done with them we just left them at the resort, they were so cheap it didn't matter. We gave the extra suitcases to our parents as checked luggage.

                    The hardest part was staying under the 50lb weight limit for our airline, but it all worked out.

                    #10 CrystalM

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                      Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:45 PM

                      I'm soooo glad I'm getting married on U.S. soil! If it comes down to it, we can weigh our options with USPS and FedEx and ship ahead. He has his works corp. acct. numbers and we can use their discount and pay for it ourselves.
                      I have a fabulous photographer I can share in the United States Virgin Islands in late April/early MayP.M. if interested!http://img.weddingco....pvbh7hxc5u.png

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